Church members of First Baptist Church surround our pastor with daily and weekly prayer. Each Sunday they gather in the pastor’s office to pray during the worship service. They pray for the prayer cards turned into the offering plate that week and they pray for the people and the pastor while the Word of God is being proclaimed.
A vibrant ministry for those who are 50 and older at First Baptist Church.
Legacy meets on the second Saturday of each month at 6 pm at the church.
Here is the information on the upcoming Legacy meeting.
To keep up with all the planned events at First Baptist Church of Eaton Rapids check the church calendar here
Thomas Watson was a gifted preacher and writer in England during the 1600's. He loved the well-known verse: Romans 8:28. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
The most basic reason why all things work for good in the life of the Christian is because the Lord has made you one of His children. Psalm 50:7 says, I am God, your God.
YOUR God! He has made a covenant with YOU by the blood of His Son. This means...
He is your Great Physician.
He is a skillful Physician. He knows what is best. He knows your personality and He knows what medicine will have the best result for you. He treats each of His patients differently and makes sure that whatever He does for them turns out to the best. If the Lord does not give you something you like, rest assured He will give you what He knows you need. Instead of comfort, He may chose to heal you. He works all things together for your good.
"I feel there is something missing if I don't go to church on Sunday," said Becky Morgan, long-time member of First Baptist Church of Eaton Rapids. "I was convinced there was a God and Heaven ever since I can remember."
Becky grew up in Mason and was baptized as a teenager. "I credit a lot of what I know to my Sunday school teacher, Maxine," she said. "I think I was a Christian since I was conceived because my mother always went to church," she laughed.
In 1941, Becky and her husband Kelsey moved to Eaton Rapids.Together they have four sons and one daughter. While raising their family, Becky said her husband did not want her to attend church, and she really missed going. Kelsey passed away in 1990, and Becky visited FBC soon after. She has been attending here ever since.
"I love Pastor Scott's sermons," said Becky, now 93. "So down to earth and teaches the Bible in a manner you can understand."
Vast amounts of ink have been spilled pointing out how our attempts at charity go about it wrong. TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie came under fire for his model, which donated a pair of shoes to someone in a developing country for each pair sold, arguably leaving foreign markets flooded with an overabundance of shoes and putting locals out of business. (Mycoskie may be improving his business model these days.) Other criticized aid ideas include cartons of unwanted T-shirts sent to African nations; short-term missions trips, if not planned well; and, generally, any idea that involves a relatively wealthy and privileged person thinking she can use physical resources to stem the tide of a disaster by buying, building, or visiting.
Elizabeth Gerhardt would add to that list our project-based attempts to alleviate gender violence.
Too many Christians, she says, are blind to institutional frameworks — some as close as our own families, churches, and communities — that perpetuate gender violence as Christians go about planning fundraisers and mission trips that, at best, bandage the festering issue.
ALBANY, Ga. — The Harrelsens are faithful members of First Assembly of God.
And West Avenue Baptist.
And Sycamore Nazarene Church. And three other congregations in town.
The family has changed churches six times in the last eight years, but is so afraid of offending each pastor that they have never officially left any of them. Today they follow an amazing schedule of church attendance to maintain the fiction that they still belong to all six congregations.
Family Camping Weekend 2014
September 12 & 13
Shady Green Pastures Bible Camp
5841 W. Gresham Hwy, Charlotte, Mich.
Enjoy a weekend of fellowship with your church family. Reserve your campsite today! By donation only. This campground supported by gifts and offerings. Bunk houses also available: six that sleep 4 and two that sleep 8. Reserve ahead of time — first come, first serve.
Swimming-Fishing-Lots of wildlife-Recreational activities-Quiet and relaxing setting-Chapel by the lake
Campsites with electrical hook-up and modern restrooms
Not able to camp? Join us for our Saturday PICNIC at 2 pm.
Bring a dish to pass and enjoy the surroundings!
Sign up sheet in Lobby. For more information call Cindy Alling at 896-7325 or the church office.
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Youth Group (7th-12th grade) 6-8pm (Every other week during the summer)
Prayer Meeting 7pm
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